[FFmpeg-cvslog] r17310 - in trunk/libavcodec: mpegvideo_xvmc.c xvmc.h
Sun Feb 15 17:08:12 CET 2009
On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 05:44:43PM +0200, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> On 2/15/09, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > wOn Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 03:36:43AM +0100, iive wrote:
> >> Author: iive
> >> Date: Sun Feb 15 03:36:43 2009
> >> New Revision: 17310
> >> Log:
> >> Give a little better name to the magic(_id) field in xvmc struct
> > from wikipedia
> > "Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a conceptual system that asserts
> > human ability to control or predict the natural world (including events,
> > objects, people, and physical phenomena) through mystical, paranormal or
> > supernatural means. The term can also refer to the practices employed by a
> > person asserting this ability, and to beliefs that explain various events
> > and phenomena in such terms. In many cultures the concept of magic is under
> > pressure from, and in competition with, scientific and religious conceptual
> > systems. This is particularly the case in the Christian West and the Muslim
> > Middle East where the practice of magic is generally regarded as blasphemous
> > or forbidden by orthodox leadership.
> > "
> > which part of this applies here and how?
> Magical means special, something that hold secret meaning.
> Something that can't be done (guessed) by muggles.
> Like "Seasam Open" (this was snooped not guessed;)
> I originally picked the term magic from the linux kernel.
> But I think they may be placing it at the end of the structures.
> They still use the term. They do have a lot of structures that they
> pass around and change from time to time. It's rider simple trick to
> catch forgotten changes.
> Even if you don't know what the word magic means the _id is hint on its own.
> But hey, if you don't like magic (e.g. they expelled you into muggle school;),
> I'll try to came up with much boring term.
> Actually It may be good idea to change it a little on every ABI change.
> I think I'll do it. (Don't let Diego take my point;)
if diego removes it before you do or remove "magic" he has the point ;)
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